Are You Allowed to Post Foster Kids on Social Media?

Most people are on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Pinterest, where they share their life stories and personal information. Many share images and identities of their loved ones on these platforms or send them as messages to their friends. While no specific rule forbids biological parents from posting children’s images, it … Read moreAre You Allowed to Post Foster Kids on Social Media?

TFI Kicks Off Construction for New Wichita Falls Residential Child Care Facility

Facility will serve local youth in foster care, bring new jobs to DFPS Region 2 WICHITA FALLS, Texas – On Monday, Sept. 12, Texas Family Initiative (TFI) will begin construction on TFI Blue Skies, a new residential child care facility, in Wichita Falls, TX. The facility, which will serve high-needs youth in out-of-home care in … Read moreTFI Kicks Off Construction for New Wichita Falls Residential Child Care Facility

What Should Foster Children Call Their Foster Parents?

If you have biological children, you may not have problems with what they call you. Most will use names like mom and dad and their different variations. This comes naturally, and you do not think about it.  However, families with foster children are a little different. Foster children come from different backgrounds; some already know … Read moreWhat Should Foster Children Call Their Foster Parents?

Tips to Help Your Foster Child Build Meaningful Friendships

Socializing is integral to childhood development, but it can be incredibly challenging for foster children. Many of them have experienced trauma and may have difficulty trusting people. They may also be shy or withdrawn. For such children, making friends can be a real challenge. Here are some things you can do to help your foster … Read moreTips to Help Your Foster Child Build Meaningful Friendships

Embracing the Commitment of Long-term Fostering

Long-term fostering typically refers to a court-approved permanent foster placement. Foster children often remain in the care of their foster families until their eighteenth birthday or even longer. It is considered the most rewarding type of foster care for both the child and the foster care. Long-term foster care allows a foster child and parent … Read moreEmbracing the Commitment of Long-term Fostering

TFI 2INgage Awarded Texas Family First Pilot Project in Region 2

TFI 2INgage to begin providing much-needed, essential prevention services to Texas families Abilene, TX – Texas Family Initiative (TFI) 2INgage, the Single Source Continuum Contractor (SSCC) for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Texoma and Big Country (Region 2) is pleased to announce it was awarded a contract to pilot Texas Family … Read moreTFI 2INgage Awarded Texas Family First Pilot Project in Region 2

TFI Launches Fit for Foster Care Challenge To Bring Awareness & Raise Funds

Join the challenge & get active for kids in foster care Kansas – On any given day, there are more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. Typically they are placed in out of home care at no fault of their own. They are away from friends, family and everything they know. … Read moreTFI Launches Fit for Foster Care Challenge To Bring Awareness & Raise Funds